A photo of Elizabeth A. Schwenk

Elizabeth A. Schwenk

February 7, 1935 - August 22, 2018


Elizabeth Ann Schwenk better known as Betty Ann, age 83, of Newark, DE, fell asleep in death on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Betty Ann was born in Chester, PA to Henry Byswanger and Charlotte (Meade) Powell, on February 7, 1935, the third of their four children. In addition to her parents, Betty Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Pierce M. Schwenk, Sr. She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Tina Cole, son in law Mark, their son Brett, his wife Rachel and their daughter Isla Blue. Additionally she is survived by her son, Pierce M. Schwenk, Jr. and his children, George, Pierce III and Shawn Schwenk. Betty Ann is also survived by her loving sister Kathy Robinson, her children Wendy (her children), Sandy, and Matthew.

Betty Ann was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses together with her husband, Pierce on September 4, 1954. She looked forward to seeing her Pierce again in the resurrection running hand in hand with him across a field. She truly loved being in the ministry teaching others about Jehovah God and his wonderful promises for the future. Everyone who knew Betty knew they would be stopping by Wawa so she could get her Cappuccino before the morning was over!!

Mom was a fabulous cook and loved to bake (one of her favorite was The Orange Creamcycle Dreamcycle Cake). Her cooking talent was not only demonstrated at home but truly showed on family camping trips starting the day off with one of Mom’s fabulous breakfasts’; fried potatoes, eggs and bacon. We would have fun catching crabs, gathering clams and oysters and Mom would cook the crabs and make oyster stew and clam chowder all on a camp stove. Aunt Betty’s potato salad was always requested for family events.

Mom loved her flower garden anxiously looking forward to them blooming; red roses were her favorite. Her indoor plants were as pretty as her outdoor plants!

We look forward to seeing Mom, Grandmom, Betty Ann, Aunt Betty, Sister Schwenk again when “death is swallowed up forever” (1Corinthians 15:54).

There will be a Memorial Service Talk at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 40 Old Newark Road, Newark, DE 19713, September 15, 2018 at 5:00.

In lieu of flowers donations towards final expenses would be appreciated;paypal.me/rememberingMOM

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  • We are saddened by the loss of dear Sister Schwenk. We are looking forward to the day in the near future when we will indeed get to see her running through a field of red roses . We will always remember her beautiful smile and welcoming spirit. It’s the power of prayer and our hope for the future that lends us a hand for the difficult days ahead. May Jehovah, the God of Comfort, be with your family always and help you endure. With our thoughts and prayers know that your family is loved. We will be at the Memorial to celebrate her life with you. Take care.

  • Tina and family,
    I only knew your mom personally for a short time, and what a wonderful time that was. I do remember prior to personally meeting her she was always faithful in service driving up for service in her beige colored OIdsmobile or maybe it was a Buick. Anyway she was truly a fine spiritual sister to the very end and will be missed greatly. She loved you very much Tina and it was evident and you took very good care of her. May Jehovah continue to sustain you and your family at this sadden time. We may be sad now but will surely rejoice when we see her and all our loved ones we lost in death in the very near future. Please take care.